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Lone Pine Capital Maintains Holding in Unitedhealth Group (UNH); Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) Shareholder Avenir Has Lifted Holding

Stephen Mandel increased its stake in Unitedhealth Group Inc (UNH) by 158.17% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lone Pine Capital Llc bought 2.70M shares as the company’s stock rose 9.50% with the market. The hedge fund run by Stephen Mandel held 4.40 million shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $862.27 million, up from 1.71M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lone Pine Capital Llc who had been investing in Unitedhealth Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $217.85 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.68% or $1.53 during the last trading session, reaching $225.13. About 3.37 million shares traded. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has risen 32.76% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Avenir Corp increased its stake in Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) by 20.39% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Avenir Corp bought 71,766 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.01% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 423,682 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $62.51 million, up from 351,916 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Avenir Corp who had been investing in Pioneer Nat Res Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $29.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.97% or $3.52 during the last trading session, reaching $174.73. About 1.22M shares traded. Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) has risen 8.46% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.24% the S&P500.

Lone Pine Capital Llc, which manages about $34.98 billion and $20.57B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Charter Communications Inc N (Call) by 3.65 million shares to 700,000 shares, valued at $254.39 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Charter Communications Inc N by 693,180 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.66 million shares, and cut its stake in Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 46 investors sold UNH shares while 524 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 810.94 million shares or 0.66% less from 816.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bradley Foster Sargent Ct has invested 0.14% in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Park Corporation Oh has 7,582 shares. First Savings Bank Of Omaha holds 0.03% or 2,775 shares in its portfolio. Macquarie Ltd accumulated 342,355 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough & Com owns 41,877 shares or 1.26% of their US portfolio. River Mercantile Asset Mngmt Llp invested in 12,750 shares. Regal Invest Advisors Ltd Company invested in 0.06% or 1,301 shares. Parkside Natl Bank Trust reported 1,916 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Limited reported 500,917 shares. Partner Invest Mgmt LP reported 6,761 shares. Lazard Asset Management Limited Co has 0.15% invested in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH). Patten & Patten Tn holds 0.21% or 10,279 shares in its portfolio. 1,198 are owned by Plante Moran Fincl Advisors Limited Com. Moody State Bank Trust Division stated it has 6,485 shares. Clearbridge Investments Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 19.73 million shares.

Among 26 analysts covering UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. UnitedHealth Group had 79 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse initiated it with “Buy” rating and $233.0 target in Friday, November 3 report. Cowen & Co maintained UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) on Friday, January 12 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 13. As per Friday, January 12, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, July 13. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 20 by Jefferies. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Oppenheimer. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. The stock of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by Mizuho.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $27.43 million activity. 10,000 shares were sold by BALLARD WILLIAM C JR, worth $2.46M. WILENSKY GAIL R had sold 5,820 shares worth $1.40M. Shine Kenneth Irwin had sold 198 shares worth $48,025. The insider BURKE RICHARD T sold $4.79 million. 975 shares were sold by ROOS THOMAS E, worth $200,333. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $2.38 million was made by HOOPER MICHELE J on Wednesday, January 31.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 78 investors sold PXD shares while 197 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 151.85 million shares or 0.71% less from 152.94 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 17,686 shares. New York-based Clearbridge Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.38% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Reaves W H Co, a New Jersey-based fund reported 200,794 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited reported 1,313 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Moreover, Guardian Life Ins Of America has 0.01% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Brown Advisory Incorporated holds 0% or 9,902 shares. British Columbia Management Corporation reported 149,609 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Frontier Invest Management invested in 575,435 shares or 7.03% of the stock. Highlander Mgmt Lc invested in 0.12% or 1,000 shares. Westwood Hldgs Group Inc Incorporated has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 45,083 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Jones Fincl Lllp accumulated 20,871 shares. First Eagle Inv Ltd holds 510,483 shares. Weitz Investment holds 0.75% or 124,098 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement System reported 0.11% in Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD).

Among 40 analysts covering Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Pioneer Natural Resources has $305.0 highest and $96 lowest target. $199.55’s average target is 14.20% above currents $174.73 stock price. Pioneer Natural Resources had 150 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna initiated the shares of PXD in report on Friday, October 30 with “Positive” rating. The rating was downgraded by Williams Capital Group to “Hold” on Tuesday, January 24. Jefferies maintained Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $192.0 target. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equalweight” rating and $152 target in Thursday, July 14 report. On Tuesday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by iBERIA Capital Partners with “Outperform”. The stock of Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) earned “Buy” rating by KLR Group on Monday, July 18. Cowen & Co maintained Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 21 report. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 12 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 11.

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